Many Wildwood residents like to grow fresh produce—so does one, local restaurant owner. This year, a creative gardening solution is being implemented that hopefully will provide win-win outcomes.
Stephanie Mulholland, owner of Big Chief Roadhouse restaurant in Wildwood, has been itching to grow her own herbs, produce and fruits for cooking at the vintage Route 66 restaurant. She and her partners just designed a new area in back of the restaurant to grow plants and trees this year. However, Big Chief staffers may not be alone in their garden; they have partnered with Wildwood city officials to offer 27 to 36 4-by-8-feet raised, gardening beds to Wildwood residents. Having a new spot to accept the overflow of Wildwood gardeners on the city's wait list should work better for everyone involved. "The opportunity to partner with fellow gardeners and the city fits nicely with our whole business plan to be the community place to gather," …
“Wildwood Farms” community garden is a resource to local gardening enthusiasts, and now provides a speakers' series free and open to all. The next presentation will be June 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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- Jo Beck
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
There was no shortage of audience participation in Saturday's community garden event, sponsored by a newly formed women’s group in Wildwood. The “Tuesday Club” is organizing a series of plant-related talks at the new Wildwood Farms community garden, located at the corner of Main Street and Taylor Road in the city's Town Center. These are free, informational meetings. Saturday was the first presentation in the series, with the speaker being Pat Bellrose, owner of Fahr’s Greenhouse in Wildwood. In addition to his family’s longtime nursery business, Bellrose has a passion for teaching. He has a bachelor's degree from the College of Agriculture at University of Missouri-Columbia, and has taught horticultural courses at East Central College …